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good morning. thanks for joining us on this sunday, december 16th. i'm kate larson. we do have some showers starting in just a few hours, so meteorologist lisa argen is here to explain what we can expect with this storm. good morning, lisa. >> good morning, kate. this is a moderate storm headed our way. you can see live doppler 7 most of this headed to northern california but we go in closer you can notice a few showers in the north bay but most of the activity well to the north and several hours away. visibility about 2 to 3 miles from fairfield to concord and this is a 2 on our storm impact scale. there's anywhere from a half inch to an inch of rain for most
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areas, 30 to 40-mile-an-hour winds with rough and dangerous surf. mid-50s for most of you except 44 for livermore. look at the winds, up to 36 miles per hour upper elevations. mt. diablo, a gust to 37 miles per hour. wave heights 8 to 12 feet close to the coast but look out to sea, 20 to 35 feet right now. it's this storm that is sending the large swell our way. so high surf warning in effect today through tomorrow. we're looking at anywhere from 20 to 40-foot waves with isolated 50-foot waves. very dangerous surf out there and the possibility of rip currents, so stay off the beaches. we're looking at the rain helded our way. we'll time it out for you in a few minutes. kate. officials are trying to get the word out about the big surf. one agency is even warning you could risk your life just guy getting too close. as cornell bernard found out, many people are still trying to take a peek. >> kind of exciting.
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mother nature is awesome. >> reporter: vanessa is watching and waiting for big waves from the pacific. waves were crashing near the pacifica pier, the surf drawing a crowd of curious tourists. >> this is cool. this is awesome. they're big already. >> reporter: some neighbors are getting sandbags ready for waves which may break over the pacifica sea wall, but these waves are not even close to the monster waves officials say are coming to spots like ocean beach in the next 24 hours. >> if anyone is even stepping foot on the sand, these waves could creep up onto their chest, take them into the pacific ocean. >> reporter: believe it or not, that rough surf could cover moist of ocean beach from where i'm standing all the way to the sea wall. the waves could top 40 feet. officials are warning people to stay off ocean beach.
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the warning posted at this firehouse. the national weather service tweeting this dire message, stay well back from the ocean or risk certain death. joy andrews is heeding the warning. >> that's like a tsunami. i mean it really could be. we better keep ourselves off the beach. >> the big warning goes double for daredevil surfers. >> there's a very small number of people who can surf waves like that here at ocean beef. along with emergency officials, even local stores were trying to get the word out about the high surf. walgreens had a warning on their marquee at the store near columbus avenue and jones street in san francisco. and with all the high surf, the maverick surf competition is a definite no-go the next couple of days, but the world famous surfing competition may happen later this week. organizers say monday is definitely off, it would be just too dangerous there. we are told no competition will be held tuesday either, but
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mavericks could be called for either wednesday or thursday, if it does happen in the coming days. you can always monitor wherever you live with the abc 7 news app. it is free to download in the app store. you can also enable push alerts so you can get notifications to the changes in the high surf warning. new overnight, one person is dead and another has been arrested after a crash in the south bay. the two-car accident happened just before 11:00 last night on highway 101 in san jose. the person who died was thrown from one of the cars. three other people were taken to the hospital with significant injuries. the crash closed all northbound lanes for nearly two hours. now to a holiday gift in the east bay. a family wasn't sure they would receive it for at least another decade. an oakland nurse who made national headlines after she was deported to mexico last year is back home with her family. we were at sfo for the emotional
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reunion. >> reporter: when you think about a holiday welcome home, a couple of pictures at the airport will usually mark the moment just fine, but maria mendoza sanchez gets a full press conference. >> there were many days i was ready to give up. >> reporter: sanchez and her husband were deported to mexico last year, leaving her children in oakland. the courts held that neither had a legal basis to stay in the u.s. the couple had been in the country for more than two decades. sanchez got a bachelor's degree, was working as an oncology nurse and paying taxes. her american dream was thrown off the rails despite the efforts of members of congress and colleagues. >> i graduated and they weren't there. >> all my life my mom supported me and took care of me. i was going to make damn sure that i was going to take care of
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her kids while she wasn't here. >> reporter: alameda health systems sponsored her visa. it was selected in a lottery. her husband wasn't eligible. >> i was trying to go to canada. i said like i haven't done anything. there has to be a way. there has to be a waiver, there has to be something for somebody like me. >> reporter: her story has become a face case for immigration issues. >> despite trump's inhumane acce separation of this family, maria didn't give up. >> reporter: and she'll be spending the holidays with her family. all evacuation orders were lifted for the town of paradise yesterday. the butte county sheriff's office says all returning residents must have identification are proof of residency. nonresidents will be allowed in today starting at 9:00 a.m. the camp fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on
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record in state history. 85 people died and more than 14,000 homes were destroyed. in the east bay, the chp is investigating a possible case of road rage after someone shot at a car on interstate 680 last night in pleasanton. it may have started as some sort of altercation in fremont and ended in livermore. multiple gunshots were fired. friends of the victim tell abc 7 news the shooting was random and the victim is in his early 20s but is expected to survive. the driver was not hurt. friends say they were traveling home to stockton from the san jose area after work. the chp has a limited description of the suspect and the car. fran police teamed up with a community group to take hundreds of guns off the street yesterday. abc 7 was
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2200 were collected during the latest gun buyback >> homicides in san francisco i've went down, and the chief shared with me that he believes and i believe that a lot of it has to do with these gun buybacks that are happening. >> those who brought in weapons received $100 for a handgun and $200 for an assault weapon. a judge's ruling in texas has created confusion about the future of the affordable care act. cover california extended the deadline to enroll for january 1st coverage. katie has more on what it means for you. >> we are done. >> reporter: the affordable care act, known as obamacare, was president obama's signature piece of legislation. late friday night a federal judge in texas ruled the health care law unconstitutional
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following changes related to the recent tax bill. >> it was a big ruling. it's a great ruling for our country. we'll be able to get great health care. >> reporter: what health care would look like without the aca is up for debate. >> it's reading between the lines. sure, coverage for pre-existing conditions will be available, but at what cost? right now under the affordable care act you cannot discriminate against anyone for a pre-existing condition. >> reporter: as politicians battle it out over the aca, california's health care marketplace, covered california, i extending its enrollment deadline. >> to eliminate any potential confusion from the texas court ruling, we're going to be giving consumers more time to enroll for january 1st coverage. >> reporter: saturday at midnight was the deadline to enroll for coverage to start at january 1st. now you have until friday, december 21st, to enroll for first of the year coverage. the judge's ruling on the aca will be fought in the courts,
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meaning change, if any, won't happen soon. >> we're telling folks that they should not be discouraged or dissuaded from checking out their options, from finding out if they are eligible for financial help. >> reporter: this case could make it all the way to the supreme court. the court upheld the aca in 2012 and again in 2015. congress modified the law just last year. in the newsroom, katie utehs, abc 7 news. >> last week michael finney and a panel of experts answered viewer questions about covered california. now that there's more time to enroll their information could really help so we've posted it on our website, lisa, people might have some questions about the weather this morning too because we are expecting a storm. >> right. and if you have to get out and about this morning, just a few showers out there. it is filed temperatures in the 50s. the rain will hold off until the
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afternoon but you can see the wind blowing here. it is very breezy. 56 downtown with cool numbers. over in the east bay some mid-40s from livermore to san ramon and 55 with showers up in santa rosa. we'll time it out, tell you how much to expect and have a look at the week ahead. also next, serving those who serve us. the program making a merry christmas possible for military families. and stephen curry officially apologizes that joking the moon landing may be fake. what else he said during a
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has ever turned down a hand-made ornament. she never wondered if there would be enough room for it on the tree. this year find a place for a new one from santa's wonderland at bass pro shops and now cabela's. where kids can hang out with elves, make a craft, and get their picture with santa, all for free. that's right, free. time passes. hold onto christmas. this week kids can decorate a gingerbread house. and monday through thursday get a free plush animal. whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back, and you won't want to stop for anything else. lease the gla 250 for $359 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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an east bay exhibit shows off one of california's greatest national treasures, the redwoods. abc 7 was there yesterday for
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the opening. the old growth footprint exhibit will be a permanent fixture honoring the legacy of the east bay's redwoods. the park district and save the redwoods league put together the exhibit. they want to remind visitors what the area looked like before aggressive logging destroyed it in the 1850s and '60s. >> the original old growth trees are gone but we have some of the original stumps getting buried. so we've exposed one of those stumps to show how huge these trees were. >> the old growth trees also helped sailors who could see the tops peeking out from the fog which helped them navigate the bay. hundreds of generous bay area residents gave a small token of appreciation to brighten the holidays of military families. yesterday abc 7 news was in redwood city where hundreds of toys were donated to the nfl alumni association's annual toy drive. they will be distributed next week to deserving military
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families who may not have a loved one around to help make the holidays extra special. >> at the marine corps memorial in san francisco, we ran into some of the gold star families who told us this is a tough thing. they have a hard time putting christmas together with their loved one gone or injured or deployed. >> isaacson says the tough part will be to distribute the toys collected to all of those deserving families, but he says he'll have the help of many marine corps volunteers to make it all happen. a nonprofit in marin county is making sure foster children have everything from socks to a warm blanket this holiday season, as you can still help. they launched a program to provide foster children filled with packs with essential items like toys, toothpaste, books and school supplies. it's called project heat. >> there's a gift card in each one in case they need to get themselves something and there's
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a blanket in every one to give them some comfort. and the teddy bears even go teenage bags, which is our gesture to say you can have something to snuggle. >> kids often arrive in the foster care system with very little. if you would like to donate, here is a list of the needed supplies. backpacks, diaper bags, teddy bears, pajamas, gift cards and other items. you will find the complete list plus a link on how you can help on our website, good sunday morning to you. here's live doppler 7. starting up in the north bay, we see very light rain down to dillon beach and also around mount st. helena. lake port, highway 29, clear lake and hidden valley lake a few light showers, some mist and
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drizzle. further south into marin county, the coast, point reyes, some showers, the rest of the bay area is dry. as we widen the perspective, the front is still offshore but it is making inroads into northern california. redding and red plainin raining. visibility not too great out by concord and santa rosa, 3 to 6 miles. 2 miles by the delta. we're looking at huge wave heights off the coast, 8 to 12 feet and this is all sending its way across the bay as it moves from west to east. so a very vigorous system with moderate to heavy rain tonight. 56 san francisco, 46 in san ramon with 53 in san jose. so it is milder, 6 to 7 degrees milder this morning. you're certainly noticing that stepping out. and the wind gusts, 20 to 30 miles an hour. already upper elevation winds are quite gusty. here's what to expect, scattered showers this morning, rain and
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wind increasing later today. sunny and warmer the rest of the week. here it is, a 2 on our storm impact scale. throughout the afternoon and evening, an inch to over an inch in the north bay, looking at 30 to 40-mile-an-hour winds. we've talked about and highlighted that rough and %-p hours, you notice we have the showers. here it is 4:00, 4:30 there's a line of very heavy rain from the north bay bisecting the bay area and this pushes southward until 8:30, 9:00 tonight. that's when you'll see the heavier rain, throughout the evening hours. behind it we're looking at drier conditions with the winds kicking up. the winds accompanying the front with the gusty winds and frontal passage so that's when we'll see the most activity. so amounts, three-quarters of an inch to over an inch and a half in the north bay, so a pretty good system. don't expect any real problems. most of this will be beneficial rain because we haven't seen any in quite a while.
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so by this morning later on we still have these very gusty winds, 20 to 30 miles an hour here. then watch what happens. this is pretty neat. you can really depict the cold front and the line of gusty winds here. by 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 in the afternoon the heavy rain and the gusty winds shifting southward. so this is where you're still going to have the heavy rain, the dinner hour, and then we get that wind shift and drier conditions in the north bay. so it's going to be kind of a rough afternoon and evening. if you have errands to do, a good idea to get out and about and do them early. we'll look for the snow to accumulate in the mountains. this is a winter weather advisory. up to 15 inches. then a winter storm warning from this afternoon through monday. amounts about 9 inches, perhaps a foot of snow for some of the higher locations. kirkwood with that higher base perhaps getting a little bit more. 62 in fremont, 59 san francisco, 58 san rafael. the accuweather seven-day
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forecast, today a 2 on our storm impact scale. looking at sunny breaks tomorrow. we're looking sunny and milder as we go through the week, so unfortunately no more rain heading our way, but batten down the hatches today. >> all that snow is so tempting, it seems like it's going to be a great christmas week to ski. >> it does look good. abc's new brand localish is sharing inspiring series. this week meet a 14-year-old who helps a perfect stranger with dementia remember her life. >> i'm bonnie lou and i live in -- >> let's go this way, bonnie. ♪ country road, take me home ♪ to the place i belong >> a 14-year-old in high school
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doesn't it seem like the person you're closest to can be the tough toest to buy a presen for? michael finney has some tips to avoid bad gift giving for the one you love. >> it's a holiday ritual, we invade the mall or crash our favorite websites in search of that perfect gift. then the day after christmas, the mad rush to return gifts begins. the company of toro specializes in gift returns. it estimated consumers returned $90 billion in gifts after the holidays last year. laura reed gives her husband a below average grade when it comes to choosing gifts. >> he would do okay, but it was mostly things he thought i would like. >> debbie tells us she's returned gifts from her husband for a variety of reasons. >> well, it was usually size, color or style not quite right.
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>> all three? >> all three. the trifecta of error. >> antonioa townsend wants to take the guesswork out of gift giving. she has a gift giving service for men specializing in lingerie. >> it's hard. men are nod mind readers as much as we would like them to be. >> men pay her to pick out packages for them. it includes a bed of rose petals and has a row man take note. >> they want something that illustrates the connection in their relationship. something that you wouldn't give your mother. >> townsend suggests buying something that's unique between the two of you. look for gifts that play off of pet names for each other, emphasize the secrets you share. avoid comparing the value of gifts you exchange. both think they have found the
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solution. >> what i do is ask her to go out, find what she likes, and she then decides what it is and i simply give her some money and pay for it. it just saves a lot of hassle. >> i'll ask her to buy something for herself that we can then wrap up and open it up that way. so it's still fun and a little bit of a surprise. >> townsend emphasizes women want quality but not necessarily costly items. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. nasa has released incredible images of jupiter that are literally out of this world. the juno spacecraft first launched in 2011 has been orbiting jupiter since 2016. they used images collected over multiple it is ready for its 16th trip around jupiter. it will mark the halfway point of juno's data collecting mission. warriors star steph curry is
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making amends with astronauts after joking on a podcast the moon landing may not be real. yesterday he had an instagram live with astronaut scott kelly who lived in the international space station for almost a year. kelly tweeted this screen shot saying he enjoyed their talk. curry apologized for how the joke came across and saying he didn't want to demean the accomplishments of astronauts. kelly said to shoot a three-pointer on the moon, the three-point line should be at 142 feet on a court about two football fields long. wow. still to come on "abc 7 mornings" the crackdown on car pool cheaters. what abc 7 news found as the chp targeted those people who make your commute even worse. also ahead, a new study on the sierra snowpack. the
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it is 5:30 on this sunday morning and we are going to start this half hour with weather. lisa argen is tracking a storm that's on the way. >> that's right. we're looking at mist, drizzle and rain in the north bay. here's a live look at doppler 7. you can see the rain mainly north of the golden gate but it is raining up in parts of northern california and it will shift to the south. cloverdale and healdsburg light rain and the rain extends southward into marin county and point reyes. it is damp going across the golden gate bridge. 580, the richmond-san rafael bridge. 3-mile visibility over in concord. this is a 2 on our storm impact scale. mainly this afternoon is when the heavy rain comes in, about 2:00, a half inch to 1 inch.
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30 to 40-mile-an-hour wind gusts and rough and dangerous surf. it's 48 in concord and we're looking at gusty winds, over 35 miles an hour in the upper elevations. so already those winds are blowing and we're looking at the current wave heights anywhere from 8 to 10 feet. by, this is nothing. we're looking at waves possibly over 40 feet. in fact isolated 50-foot waves with dangerous surf and rip currents. so lots of cloud cover. here comes the rain, we're timing it out in just a few minutes. kate. in washington, d.c., interior secretary ryan zinke is stepping down. you see him touring butte county with governor brown last month. he is stepping down at the end of the year. he faces federal investigations into his travel, political activity and possible conflicts of interest. he played a crucial role in president trump's efforts to roll back environmental regulations while promoting energy sources like coal and oil. in a series of tweets, zinke said he loved working for the
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president but cannot justify spending thousands of dollars defending himself from false allegations. he also attached a statement saying it's better for the president and the interior to focus on accomplishments rather than fictitious allegations. president trump tweeted that the new interior secretary will be announced this week. following the abc news exclusive interview with former trump attorney michael cohen, the president's current personal attorney, rudy giuliani, comes to this week. you can watch the full interview with george stephanopolous at 8:00 right here on abc 7. abc 7 news is committed to building aetter bayeaeig deeper big issues like housing, transportation and transit, including car pools. the chp has been cracking down on those not-so-sneaky car pool cheaters. in 2016 the metropolitan transportation commission found during peak commute hours in the morning, 24% of drivers are in
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the car pool lane illegally. in the afternoon and evening, 19% are driving solo in the car pool lane. one of the biggest problem areas is the express lanes on interstate 680 in the east bay. construction is under way to extend them by 11 miles. leslie brinkley got the opportunity to ride along with an officer for a closer look at the crackdown on car pool cheaters. >> right now there's a car, that green one right there, appears to be solo. >> reporter: this is highway 680, the morning commute. >> are there a lot of car pool cheats out there? >> oh, yeah, they're everywhere. >> reporter: he looks for people who zip out of the car pool lane when they see a chp patrol. >> you obviously weren't supposed to be there because you moved out when you saw me. that's when i'll allow them to pass me. i will get behind them, make a stop. >> what's the main excuse people give when they're stopped for cheating? >> they tell me that they were
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only in the lane for a second or somebody cut them off. >> and those don't hold water with you? >> no, no. >> they get a citation? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: along these express lanes through danville, chp says the tell-tale sign of a cheater is no transponder and often paper plates to avoid paying expensive tolls. >> this is a citation for being in the express lane without a toll tag. >> reporter: the driver didn't want to talk on or off camera. after all, he got two citations. >> he got his license plates in june. >> yeah. >> and still hasn't put them on the vehicle? >> correct. >> so might be cheating on other days? >> yeah. oh, yeah. >> reporter: this truck was driving solo in the express lane with no transponder. >> exit the freeway. >> reporter: he got off with a warning to tell his employer he needed one. >> so what are the weirdest excuses you hear when you pull people over? >> it varies. i've had people have like dolls or dummies sitting in the passenger seat.
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i've had individuals say that i'm pregnant, does that count as two. >> has anyone tried to claim their dog is a second passenger? >> yeah. >> really? >> yeah. that's a sensitive subject to certain people so i'm like, no, you can't do that. >> reporter: chp is cracking down on cheaters. the golden gate division there were over 18,000 citations written in 2017. this year it's already over 31,000 hov violations. >> there's a paper plate too. >> reporter: a retired couple appear to not have a transponder. >> can i just see your license? >> reporter: the chp effort to stop cheating will accelerate into the new year. i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. peninsula-elected officials joined the samaritan house to brighten the spirits of tens of thousands of people for the
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holidays. yesterday 20,000 gifts were distributed to clients of the samaritan house. the nonprofit has been serving low income families since 1974. the giveaway has been in the works for months, all to lift spirits ahead of the holidays. >> you know the people that are here, the children, the families, these are hard-working families that live in san mateo families. serving all of us every day in our economy, and they need a little bright innocence their lives. >> pansy congresswoman jackie speier and state held participated. guess where santa con was this weekend? oakland. te red-suited mr. and mrs. clauses got things started at the holiday tree and started their traditional bar crawl. everyone should be a santa at least once. >> being santa changes people's
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lives. they walk up and they see you as santa and they are just -- they're happy as can be. i love making people happy. >> that guy is a legit santa. as always, the santas were encouraged to donate a toy or make some sort of other holiday contribution. if you still need to mail your holiday packages, some post offices in the bay area are open today even though it's sunday. 14 post offices in the east bay will be open today, two post offices open in san francisco, one in san mateo and one in sunnyvale. we do have a full list of those post offices on our website, they'll also be open next sunday, december 23rd. nearly 3 billion pieces of mail are expected to be processed and delivered this week. happening today, a san francisco nonprofit will give away hundreds of trees to families who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford one this christmas. the guardsman organization is teaming up with mayor london
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breed, the san francisco police department and the housing authority for the tree giveaway in hunters point. the event is from 1:00 to 4:00 on jennings street between evans avenue and cargo way. the guardsman famous tree lot is all volunteer based. they have sold trees for the past 70 years. the proceeds of those tree sales help send kids to school and summer camp. still ahead on "abc 7 mornings". >> the last mission i did was for her majesty, the queen. >> not everyone can say that. an inside look from a jeweler to the royal family. and here is a live look outside from our exploratorium camera. you can see it's still dark, but look at those clouds. lisa argen will be back in just a few minutes with your forecast and what we can expect from the rain coming up in just a few hours.
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a new study finds the sierra nevada snowpack is on its way to a huge decline. according to the lawrence berkeley national laboratory, at the current rate which the climate is warming, the snowpack will drop 79% in the next 60 to 80 years. the study finds more of the precipitation falling in the sierra is rain and not sno and a this will increase flood and wildfire risks because rain won't be held in the mountains as snow. we have to keep that in mind when we see years like this where we feel like we are getting a lot of snow. >> that's true. >> it's not the same as it used to be. >> no.
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and the system will bring heavy wet snow and the totals are not as impressive as you would think. so as we look outside, wow, nobody is there. 56 degrees in san francisco. it's mild, lots of cloud cover, breezy winds in the upper elevations, even scattered light showers around the bay. we'll pinpoint them for you, track when the heaviest rain arrives in a few minutes. also next, a busy saturday for stanford. an upset at a record-setting national title. ♪ whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back and you won't want to stop for anything else. [ barks ] ho! lease the c 300 sport sedan for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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has the details in this morning's sports. >> the stanford women's volleyball team has been so dominant this season, the cardinal lost two sets in a match only three times all season. the first was in a 3-2 loss to byu, the second in a 3-2 win over colorado. the third, last night in the national championship game against nebraska, the defending national champs. the first time since 2009 the championship went to a fifth set. the cardinal fell behind 2-0. but a career best 32 digs and the cardinal give it to national player of the year, katherine plumber, with her 19 kills. senior jenna gray caught nebraska off guard with a quick flip. triple match point now for the cardinal. and megan mcclure from the back row brings home an ncaa record eighth title for the cardinal. it's the second title in the last three seasons for stanford. congratulations to them. we'll stay on the farm.
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an early regular season challenge hosting baylor. the school is on winter break. the 8-0 bears last visit here came in 2007. alawna smith led the cardinal. carrington added 10 points. she'll drive, lay it in and get the foul. and keyona williams, watch this one from distance. and this is a beautiful fake. lays it in, picked up 13 points in this one. everyone played well. shannon coffey had a career high nine points. stanford snapped baylor's win streak with a 68-63 upset. more stanford. second half eagles with a bad inbounds pass that goes right to davis. he throws it down to lead his team with 19.
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here's a nice three. stanford takes its first lead of the game. oscar de silva added 13 points with two threes on the night. eastern washington down two. davis, the turnover. look at davis' effort, gets back to swat it away. great hustle. then he gets a turnover and he is going to tomahawk it home. stanford wins 78-62. they improve to 5-4. the cal men picked up their second straight win with a 67-66 victory over cal poly. today the raiders are going for their fourth win in cincinnati. kickoff is at 10:00 a.m. and the 49ers host the seahawks at 1:05. san francisco has yet to beat seattle at levi's stadium. that will be a pretty good 39th birthday present for head coach kyle shanahan. we'll bring you the highlights tonight starting at 5:00. good sunday morning. you can see the camera shaking a bit behind me. we have some upper elevation gusty winds and a pretty good
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rain maker, a storm, if you want to call it, on the way, and looking at the camera now you can see it pretty much really shaking. the reason why, we have a 2 on our storm impact scale. it's a moderate system headed our way later on this afternoon, picking up anywhere from a half inch to over an inch of rain and accompanying the front will be some very gusty winds and dangerous surf. in fact officials advising you not even to get near the beaches. as we look live outside from our roof camera, you can see the winds blowing a bit here in san francisco. it's mild, though, 56 degrees. live doppler 7 picking up on the rain. hidden valley, middleton, cloverdale, also lake port and upper lake it has been a damp morning. further south you're getting mist, drizzle and light showers from guerneville to dillon beach. finally a little line of showers around san rafael, down through tiburon, san francisco a little
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bit of wet pavement and perhaps out towards 880. but this is just preliminary because the front is still pushing through extreme northern california and we're going to get into some breezy winds as well. this is a vic russ system and it will be bringing some soaking rain to everyone for a period of time, a couple of hours throughout the evening hours. we're looking at three-mile visibility for concord. 56 in oakland as well as mountain view, 53 in napa and 46 in san ramon. the winds, we talked about them, 32-mile-an-hour gusts mt. diablo. look at mt. tam up to 27 miles an hour. up to the north, mount st. helena, wind gusts of 35 miles an hour. san francisco looks pretty calm right now but scattered showers this morning, rain, wind increasing later today and sunny and warmer throughout the rest of the week. here's the way it's going to play out today. through the 10:00, 11:00 hour the activity is in the north bay. by 4:00 in the afternoon it's
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pushing across the heart of the bay. 6:00, 7:00 into the south bay through the 8:00 hour. so the dinner hour, the late afternoon hour, you're going to see the very heavy rain and the gusty winds accompanying it, but also preceding it as well. and the amounts are totaling heaviest in the north bay. perhaps an inch and a half and around three-quarters of an inch around concord. it will be a good little soaking. as we look at the wind profile, 8:30 this morning the winds continue to gust. right on through the afternoon, 2:00 the front is in the north bay. we've got winds at about 30 miles an hour and there it is, you can see it march across the bay. very gusty, very rainy in the south bay and east bay and behind it things begin to calm down. so we are looking at the snow. in fact starting out as rain in the mountains. up to about a foot before all is said and done. it will change over but this is above 5,000 feet for the west
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slope and then we're looking at the snow maybe about 6 or 9 inches through monday morning. highs today around 60 degrees, maybe a little milder than that with those breezy winds. and the accuweather seven-day forecast, a two on your storm impact scale today allowing for moderate rain, breezy winds, high surf. you download our accuweather app, you can keep track of the rain and the temperatures. not much change going as high pressure reasserts itself and we'll have the rest of the week dry. >> so we've had a fair amount of rain this month but the high surf seems to be a little unique. >> yeah, we're about 40% to 80% of normal so we certainly need more. >> thanks, lisa. imagine meeting the queen of england. now envision designing some of her jewelry. one of the top british jewelry makers was isnn sonoma and shar some inside information about the royals about lyanne
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melendez. >> various pieces for the queen. >> reporter: elizabeth is in the bay area to attend a christmas party for mike maples and his wife, julie. >> so they were married about a month ago and i created the wedding ring. >> reporter: here is her creation. price paid, undisclosed. it's her jewelry designed for the royal family that has gotten her worldwide attention. most recently a crystal and gold broach for queen elizabeth. >> well, i didn't put it on her. this is very much a sort of etiquette involved in terms of i'm not allowed to touch a member of the royal family but we presented it to her. >> reporter: she has also designed pieces for kate middleton. >> kate is very beautiful, obviously very accomplished. >> reporter: i came for some gossip, so i moved closer to try to force her to reveal more. >> give me a little, you know, inside information. who's a real royal beep?
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>> reporter: i would say that prince george has definitely got a mischievous quality. >> and princess charlotte? >> definitely a daddy's girl. >> reporter: and is there really a royal rift between kate and meghan markle? >> she's a divorcee, so obviously there are going to be parallels drawn there. >> reporter: that's as much as she was going to dish out. >> so we're going to play a game. you're going to select one item and describe the item using one word. a word that would be used in england. i'm going to use a word that would be used here in the united states. >> right. >> so let's start with that one. >> i would say scintillating. >> and i would say rad. >> okay. >> these? >> this one i would say is very elegant. >> i would say mine. >> reporter: oh, to have an opulent lifestyle, simply
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enchanting. cheers. lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> wouldn't mind trying one of those on myself. coming up, santas will be descending on the south bay where you can dress up and get some exercise later today. whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back, and you won't want to stop for anything else.
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as if they weren't busy enough, santa and his reindeer are getting in some exercise in san jose today. it is the annual santa run silicon valley. thousands of runners dressed as santa, mrs. claus and other holiday characters like those reindeer will be taking part. there will be cash prizes for the first male and female finishers in a full santa suit. the 5k starts at s afternoon on santa clara street. there will also beids you can still register for that run online. next on "abc 7 mornings" at 6:00 a.m., another storm bringing high surf and more rain
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to the bay area. here's a live look at doppler 7. a big storm is just hours away from coming onshore. lisa argen will tell you just how much rain you can expect where you live.
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good morning and thanks for joining us on this sunday, december 16th. i'm kate larson. we've got some weather coming in, so meteorologist lisa argen is here to tell us all about it. lisa, it sounds like there might be a few showers out there right now. >> yeah, that's right. we do have rain even around parts of san francisco right now as we're getting the leading edge of some showers. the cold front still several hours away, but as we go in closer to around cloverdale, healdsburg, highway 101 you're looking at wet weather. bodega bay is wet as well as san francisco and across 580 and 80 loin


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